Theatrical poster to Harakiri
Directed by Masaki Kobayashi
Produced by Tatsuo Hosoya
Written by Yasuhiko Takiguchi
Shinobu Hashimoto
Music by Toru Takemitsu
Cinematography Yoshio Miyajima
Editing by Hisashi Sagara
Distributed by Shochiku
Released September 16, 1962
Running time 135 min.
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Harakiri (切腹 Seppuku) is a 1962 Japanese film directed by Masaki Kobayashi. It is a historical drama set in 1630, a in Japan's history when the Tokugawa shogunate was at its greatest strength. However, the peace this stability provided meant that many samurai clans were disbanded and thousands of skilled samurai were forced to become ronin (masterless samurai).


Seppuku dvd

Japanese DVD cover to Harakiri

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